Learning Paths Podcast
Conversations with students, teachers, and professionals on the importance of continuous learning in health care and beyond.
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Learning can take many forms, from traditional academic environments to on-the-job training to self-paced online education. But what makes for truly effective learning? How do you persist through inevitable challenges? What does success actually look like?
The Learning Paths podcast from Harvard Medical School’s HMX online learning team features conversations with students, teachers, and professionals about their diverse educational motivations and experiences, and how they’ve used their knowledge to have real impact in health care and related fields.
In each episode, you’ll get a unique perspective on the importance of continuous learning, with lessons you can apply to your own career – wherever you are on your path.
“I love to expose myself to things that perhaps I might not know about, or something that just is going to really challenge me intellectually and perhaps even morally or philosophically.”
“You just never know where [further education] leads you to. And I think if you want to do it, just do it.”
“Something I always think about is, take a step back, think about the student perspective. How are they receiving this? How are they learning from this? And then designing my courses and my content around that.”
“I use [what I learn] in order to communicate more efficiently with surgeons or with physicians, so they understand what I’m talking about. And I understand what they’re saying. And I can build my question more precisely.”
“I really enjoyed roles that required me to learn about something new upfront. And at Google, it’s really exciting to have that opportunity to do that.”
“I discovered that every time I learn something new, that leads me to many other things that make me feel the joy of experiencing new professional and personal possibilities.”